The world’s leading cab aggregator Uber has joined hands with Telangana State to help people belonging to backwards class as well as several tribes. The scheme is only for those who will be keen enough to learn. People will be trained as cab drivers along with becoming full-time commercial drivers.
The government will help people to learn the skill hence imparting basic driving lessons and mandatory rules and regulations which ought to be followed. It will comprise series of steps where driving methods will be taught to the registered members. After the skills learnt, the company will help the drivers to connect with the riders thus imparting proper communication skills too.
Uber announced its collaboration with Telangana through an association with Backward Classes Welfare Corporation and Tribal Welfare Corporation for a betterment of the society. Such philanthropic approach from Uber’s side is worth praising. The US-based firm was welcomed whole-heartedly by the State in the context of Own Your Car scheme.
The firm plans to attract financiers and dealers for better pricing of cars thus providing training on technology, driving etiquette, soft skills, communication, navigation, etc. Receiving full assurance from the State, they have already identified 25 beneficiaries from the capital city of Hyderabad. Also, the car-hailing company is committed to encouraging micro-entrepreneurship as well as build an empire of skilled labours across cities in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
According to Deepak Reddy, General Manager, Uber India, We look forward to this collaboration with the government of Telangana to assist the beneficiaries with necessary training and vehicle financing. Additionally, to empower them with technology and digital innovation. We’re excited to be a part of their entrepreneurial journey.
As of now, Uber will observe driving skills and various mannerisms of the respective labours for one month so as to ensure steady business. As the following being a pilot project in India or say Telangana, the scheme will be further extended only after its success thus expanding the scheme in other regions also.